Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration

by CarpentersCarpenters


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The point of the relatively brief Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration video compilation is to present performances by the Carpenters of songs written by people other than Richard Carpenter. That includes some of their biggest hits, such as "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "Superstar." No sources are given for the material, though it can be presumed to come from the Carpenters' television specials, since they are usually found on what look like TV sound stages, miming the studio recordings of their songs. Karen Carpenter is generally seen wearing a gown or lacy granny dress, while Richard turns up in tuxedos with frilly shirts and droopy bowties, as if the two of them are just about to leave for their senior prom. Some segments are slightly more elaborate. "Bless the Beasts and Children" features footage of animals and children; "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" begins with a disc jockey and features an orchestra; "(They Long to Be) Close to You" seems to be, if not a live performance, at least not just a lip-synched version of the original recording. Far better than the rest are several renditions of standards by Karen, notably "Little Girl Blue" and "When I Fall in Love," though in these late tapes she looks thin and prematurely old, in striking contrast to the younger version of her on the early tapes.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/1995
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454031226
catalogNumber: 540312

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Pete Jolly   Keyboards
Richard Carpenter   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Karen Carpenter   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Earl Dumler   Oboe
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Gregg Smith   Background Vocals
Jay Dee Maness   Pedal Steel Guitar
Timothy May   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bob Messenger   Flute,Saxophone
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
Tony Peluso   Guitar,Electric Guitar,DJ
Doug Strawn   Clarinet
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Tutt   Drums
Larrie Londin   Drums
Dennis Budimer   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

Peter Knight   Arranger
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Don Addrisi   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Karen Carpenter   Producer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Robert DeLaGarza   Remixing
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Dave Iveland   Engineer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Ken Welch   Arranger
Mitzie Welch   Arranger
Paul Williams   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer,Remixing
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Terry Draper   Composer
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Edward Eliscu   Composer
John Woloschuk   Composer
Daniel Levitin   Liner Notes
Roger Nichols   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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